Publications

Once More, With Feeling

George Weigel

The rush to disinvestment in South Africa proceeds apace, now led by such American corporate giants as General Motors, IBM,…

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Syndicated Column / February 1, 1987

Coalitions For Democracy

George Weigel

Senators Ted Kennedy and Orrin Hatch are not frequently found on the same side of controverted issues. This past September,…

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Syndicated Column / February 1, 1987

Open Mikes

George Weigel

Washington, D.C., which gets abuzz over things large and small, was aflutter just after the November elections with another Charles…

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Syndicated Column / February 1, 1987

Ike Revisited

George Weigel

  AMERICAN PURPOSE is not intended to be penitential reading. Thus, from time to time, we want to share some…

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Syndicated Column / February 1, 1987

Breaking Ranks

George Weigel

It is no longer news (although it is often treated as such) when a church group urges disinvestment in South…

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Syndicated Column / January 1, 1987

Orwell Lives

George Weigel

One of the surest signs of trouble in any resistance movement is when its leaders begin to fudge the definition…

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Syndicated Column / January 1, 1987

The Posner (and Arbatov and Gerasimov) Problem

George Weigel

Last spring, after President Reagan’s televised address to the nation on his proposed 1987 defense budget, the networks provided the…

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Syndicated Column / January 1, 1987

"Rightist Overtones." Indeed

George Weigel

Being “in the center” is usually considered desirable in American public life. “Middle-of-the-road” carries with it images of the tolerance,…

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Syndicated Column / January 1, 1987

Back in the USSR

George Weigel

Ever since the Geneva summit, there has been intense interest in “citizen exchange” programs with the Soviet Union. In light…

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Syndicated Column / January 1, 1987

American Purpose, Our Purposes

George Weigel

Beneath the surface of American public life a great debate is gathering. The great debate is not about the Strategic…

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Syndicated Column / January 1, 1987

Oscar Arias at the Nobel Awards Ceremony

George Weigel

Your Majesty, my fellow Nobel Laureates, ladies and gentlemen: Thank you for the honor you have bestowed on me this…

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Syndicated Column / January 1, 1987

Third Thoughts

George Weigel

This past October, twenty years after the 1967 “March on the Pentagon” that marked a watershed in the Vietnam-era protest…

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Syndicated Column / January 1, 1987